Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill

 

Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision for the purposes of protecting adults from abuse; to require the establishment of committees with functions relating to the safeguarding of adults who are at risk of abuse; to amend the law relating to incapable adults; to remove an individual’s liability for expenses incurred by councils in performing certain functions in relation to the individual’s spouse or child; to allow the Scottish Ministers to delegate their functions relating to councils’ duty to pay sums for the purposes of securing community care services; to make provision entitling a council to recover expenses incurred in providing social services to persons who are not ordinarily resident in the council’s area; to allow the Public Guardian to intervene in court proceedings; to adjust the circumstances in which extensions of orders authorising compulsory treatment of mentally disordered persons must be reviewed; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The bill received Royal Assent on 21 March 2007

Stage 1

Committees:

Finance Committee:

Health Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Stage 1 Report (Health Committee) published on 10 November 2006

Parliament:

Stage 2

Committees:

Health Committee:

After Stage 2:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:

Report on Bill as amended at Stage 2 (Subordinate Legislation Committee) published on 8 February 2007

Stage 3

Passage of the Bill:

Received Royal Assent 21 March 2007

Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 (OPSI website)

Parliament:

Bill passed 15 February 2007